Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Adelaide, Nov 9 2018, South Africa tour of Australia
231
(50 ov, target 232)
224/9
Australia won by 7 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Report by Liam Brickhill

Fast bowlers finally end Australia's worst ODI streak

After seven losses in a row, Australia secured a hard-fought win as Marcus Stoinis took three wickets

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia231(48.3 overs)
Alex Carey47 (72)
Chris Lynn44 (44)
South Africa224/9(50 overs)
end of over 5012 runs
SA: 224/9CRR: 4.48 
Imran Tahir11 (11)
Lungi Ngidi19 (20)
Glenn Maxwell1-0-11-0
Adam Zampa9-0-57-0

Australia win by seven runs and the series is level at 1-1. The home side break a run of seven ODI defeats in a row. A superb performance in the field by them. The captaincy of Aaron Finch was very impressive. He backed his quick bowlers who delivered and Adam Zampa bounced back superbly as well. Has to be said it was a poor chase from South Africa. Faf du Plessis spoke about the batting before the game and it was shown up tonight.

"I'm so tired, so pleased to get the win," says Marcus Stoinis. "Feels like it's been a long day. A tough six months."

"A lot of us said the wheel would turn," says Mitchell Starc. "Everyone is very glad."

How significant is this for Australia? We'll see in the days and weeks to come, but it's something they were desperate for

Faf du Plessis "It's a tough pill to shallow, thought the bowlers were brilliant for the most part. I felt we let ourselves down with the bat, very disappointed. The nature of the wicket and the game was we only needed four-and-a-half an over. We knew they'd have to bring the spinner back. The gamble paid off for them, bowling their seams. We needed one more batter to stay with Dave. They put a great deal of pressure on his. Good teams should close that down. I don't believe that score was worth winning, we let ourselves down. It's a quick turnaround, so we have to leave our disappointment in the dressing room."

Aaron Finch "It's nice, the way we defended was outstanding, The bowlers were relentless. Not sure if it's relief, justification for some hard work. Keeps the series alive. We had to shut it down in the ring, make it hard to score, our quicks are as good as anyone in the world. We held our chances and it went our way. We knew we had to bowl them out, or go close to it. We had to keep rolling the dice. If you let it drift they'd get them in the 45th. Take some risks and it worked tonight. Knew Adam would have to play a big role, he's improved so much over the years. A lot of courage and a lot character."

Finch is also named Man of the Match for his runs and captaincy.

We'll wrap things up there for today. We are set for decider in Hobart on Sunday and we'll be back for that. For now, from Gnasher and Alex, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

49.6
4
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, FOUR runs
carved through the off side, it will go to the boundary but Australia have done it
49.5
1
Maxwell to Ngidi, 1 run
the bat has flown miles! In fact, it has shaped the handle off, Ngidi loses his grip as he swings to the leg side
49.4
1b
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, 1 bye
wide outside off, huge swing from Tahir, he misses and it rebounds off Carey's gloves. Australia nearly home
49.3
1
Maxwell to Ngidi, 1 run
full and straight, takes an inside edge past the stumps to short fine leg

15 off 4 needed

49.2
1
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, 1 run
fired wide outside off, Tahir just about reaches it and jabs into the covers
49.1
4
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, FOUR runs
round the wicket, it's a wide full toss, carved wide of short third man and goes to third man rope

Who will bowl the last over? It's Glenn Maxwell to fire them in

end of over 4910 runs
SA: 212/9CRR: 4.32 • RRR: 20.00
Lungi Ngidi17 (18)
Imran Tahir2 (7)
Adam Zampa9-0-57-0
Mitchell Starc10-1-51-2
48.6
6
Zampa to Ngidi, SIX runs
well, well...he connects over midwicket this time, given a bit of air, and it's sent into the stands
48.5
1
Zampa to Imran Tahir, 1 run
tossed up, Tahir heaves and gets a thick inside edge to the leg side
48.4
1
Zampa to Ngidi, 1 run
swings across a length ball, takes a bottom edge to short fine leg
48.3
Zampa to Ngidi, no run
heaves across the line, another good take from Carey as this bounces a bit
48.2
1
Zampa to Imran Tahir, 1 run
full outside off, Tahir swings hard through the line and sends it to long-off
48.1
1
Zampa to Ngidi, 1 run
drags a low full toss from outside off to deep midwicket
end of over 48Wicket maiden
SA: 202/9CRR: 4.2 • RRR: 15.00
Imran Tahir0 (5)
Lungi Ngidi9 (14)
Mitchell Starc10-1-51-2
Adam Zampa8-0-47-0
47.6
Starc to Imran Tahir, no run
pushes a full delivery to the covers
47.5
Starc to Imran Tahir, no run
pushes into the covers and starts wandering down the pitch, but is sent back
47.4
Starc to Imran Tahir, no run
full at the stumps, Tahir well outside leg but manages to get the bat on it
47.3
Starc to Imran Tahir, no run
full, wide outside off, plays over the top of it
47.2
Starc to Imran Tahir, no run
round the wicket, full and straight, driven to the off side

Brian: "A part-timer at the death against bowlers? Bad captaincy or strategy to try and bowl them out?" The latter. Shouldn't be needed now

47.1
w
Starc to Rabada, OUT
cleaned him up with the yorker! That was on the cards. Full, straight, quick. Rabada aims a drive and he's gone
K Rabada b Starc 9 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.94
Best performances - batsmen
DA Miller
51 runs (71)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
4291437111
AT Carey
47 runs (72)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
246791414
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
O
9.3
M
0
R
54
W
4
Eco
5.68
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
D Pretorius
O
10
M
0
R
32
W
3
Eco
3.20
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Aaron Finch
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 4067
Season2018/19
Match days09 November 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Michael Gough
Gerard Abood
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Paul Wilson
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe